Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies

I just LOVE fresh baked cookies and the combo of salty sweet always gets me!!!    

Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies @createdbydiane



Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies

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 Salty sweet snacks have always been a favorite of mine

and these cookies are a win-win in the salty sweet area!

This recipe is easy to make and you can use any type of pretzel you prefer, I like the pretzel nuggets.

I chop them lightly so that each cookie gets plenty of pretzel yumminess in each one.


Whip up a batch today and watch them disappear!!!

I’ve included a few items in this post today to show you what I use to turn out GREAT COOKIES every time I bake.

I use a 2 tablespoon scoop so the cookies all come out the same size. It’s one of my favorite tools when making drop cookies.


Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt why coarse salt, it adds to the salty sweet flavor in these cookies
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 1/4 cup chopped pretzel nuggets


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In mixer bowl beat butter and sugar on medium-high until whipped together 1-2 minutes.
  • On low speed add in eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Add in flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder and mix on medium until all combined.
  • Stir in chocolate chips and pretzel pieces.
  • (I saved a few pieces of chocolate chips and pretzels to top the cookies with) You can either mix them all in or reserve some pieces if you want to see the chocolate and pretzel pieces on top of the cookies.
  • On a parchment lined baking sheet drop, two tablespoons sized scoops of dough two inches apart so they bake evenly.
  • Bake at 350 for 8-9 minutes or until edges are lightly golden. Cool on a baking sheet.

These are the baking sheets I use and I love how evenly cookies bake on them


Now there are MANY types of parchment sheets and these are not the cheapest, but you can bake using them 4-5 times and they are indispensable in a kitchen if you bake a lot. I use them for all my cookies, cut them into rounds for cakes and bake scones, bread and just about anything I’m baking on them with excellent results!

pretzel in cookies


These cookies are both crispy and chewy and filled with chocolate chips and pretzel chunks and taste delicious!




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Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies from @createdbydiane


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